• Review of Virginia Woolf: Art Life and Vision at the National Portrait Gallery
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    Rob Smith reviews the Virginia Woolf: Art Life and Vision exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery There are writers who set books in London and there are writers who’s work is driven by London. Virginia Woolf falls into the latter category, she felt it harder to work away from the streets of London. As well as…

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  • Underneath the Cheesegrater
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    The Leadenhall Building, better known as the Cheesegrater opened its new undercroft area today, and it includes an exhibition about this dramatic addition to the City skyline. The Richard Rogers designed building has some interesting features, designed to keep the cost of running the building down. Instead of a solid concrete core to hang the…

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  • Footprints of London Guide Hazel Baker talks to Robert Elms about London Statues
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    What’s your favourite London statue? There are hundreds of major outdoor works in London.  Footprints of London’s very own Hazel spoke with Robert Elms from BBC London 94.9FM about her favourite statues. Listen to the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02494gc Hazel is on between 32:35-37:49 Sir Thomas More is known as a Tudor Scholar & Statesman. His statue sits…

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  • The Staircase at 2 Willow Road
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    Here’s another fantastic staircase which we couldn’t feature in our recent top 10 as we didn’t have a photo at the time. Luckily the National Trust have supplied us with this photo of the beautiful staircase at 2 Willow Road. The house was the home  of architect Erno Goldfinger and the hub of an amazing…

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  • Sherlock Holmes Walks
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    Robin has news of three great Sherlock Holmes walks you can join during this October’s Literary Footprints Saturday 18th October 11am Sherlock Holmes and the Red-Headed League led by Robin Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories are an immortal pleasure. By joining your friendly guide Robin, we’ll recreate the thrilling adventure of ‘The Red-Headed League’ on foot,…

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